Jonny Allan interview

“Lately, Our Lads Have Been Superb!”

I spoke to Assistant manager Jonny Allan after his side beat play-off hopefuls AFC Blackpool on Saturday. This is what he had to say on the game:

“It was brilliant! The lads have been playing really well lately and results have gone against us such as the 3-0 loss at Litherland which was never deserving of that scoreline, drew with Cheadle even though we went behind twice. Taking the results of past games, the lads have done really well.”
“I wouldn’t say we came here today with a free hit, but we can beat anyone on our day. Especially in the first half where we dug in with the wind and the lads played very well. We always knew they were going to come out in the second half and give us a right go-which they did. But, the lads dealt with it.”
“Lately our lads have been so good and have given everything for us which is superb.
On the return of Tyran Taylor to the side today, for the first time since opening game of the season, Jonny had this to say:
“Everyone knows how good Ty is. Obviously he’s had injury problems which the lads make fun of him for. But when he plays, he’s solid and always is. He is also the most vocal which always helps especially the younger lads such as Lewis (Casson) and Brady (Wiser). Obviously with Ty, family commitments and work limits how much he can play, but when he is available he is gold.”
Lewis Casson began in goal again for City on Saturday, and Jonny spoke about the young keeper and benefits of a number of options for the no.1 spot:
“What we struggled with last year is having enough good goalkeepers, obviously Michael Ballantyne has work commitments, and as does Adam Coward occasionally. But, Lewis is one for the future, hopefully he gets five or ten games this season and every game will give him experience and you need that at that age.”
“So far he has done great. Obviously, there are things to work on but he is one of them young lads who needs to stick around. There has been some who haven’t, but if you wait for your time, it’ll come.”

By Will Stuart

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